really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,000 miles

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2001 GMC Yukon engine problems

engine problem

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2001 GMC Yukon Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 012006

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 68,000 miles


My complaint is related to the already in effect recall for GM recall no. 06083. I want to request that another investigation be done. Due to the fact that I have been having the same type of problem with my 2001 GMC Yukon sle 5.3L V8. The problem began a few years back in 2006 and until this present time, its getting worse as time passes by. When it happened the very first time I contacted GM and they obviously said that they had no reported incidents as the one that I was describing for my vehicle.then when I saw the recall on the local news in 2007 I gave them a call back and again they claimed that no incidents were reported for my specific model and engine, so they brushed me off quickly as if I were just calling cause I had nothing else to do & was just looking to waste my time and theirs!. I have had a couple of incidents occur where the truck has stall while in drive and at a speed between 10 -40 mph on a southern California fwy (where you can always count on traffic congestion). My family members and myself have been very lucky to have escaped without injury.in trying to understand what's happening with my vehicle I came across many GMC owner forums were complaints from people with my same engine and model SUV had been looking for the reason and solution what caused that vehicle behavior. My SUV has the same exact issues described in the following paragraph which I copied from the recall explanation : "the crankshaft position can operate intermittently or fail completely. If the sensor operates intermittently, the ses light may illuminate and the vehicle may run rough. The engine may stall, and if so, may re-start immediately or after a cool down period." Consequence: "if the sensor becomes completely inoperative, the engine will quit running and will not re-start. Either of these failures can increase the risk of a crash" investigate&help consumers.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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